I am very fortunate to have the opportunity, through my work, to make a difference in the lives of girls in our community. The positive power of my contribution often gets lost in the struggles and challenges I experience in running a non-profit organization, especially in these turbulent times. But, here they continue to come....these girls...to be supported in their goals, to be encouraged to reach further for their dreams and to choose wisely by the committed and talented staff I work with at Girls Incorporated. They are the reminders, the touchstones, if you will, of why I have continued along this path these past fourteen years.
Biscuits for Breakfast BREAKFAST IS NOT A LUXURY, IT’S A NECESSITY
IMAGINE Being a second, third, fourth or fifth grader and having to walk 12 miles to get to school. You leave home at 6am in order to arrive by 8:00am. You don't eat breakfast because there is no breakfast to eat. You walk through bush, swatting bugs and hope there are no animals you have to fend off too.
What's going on with our daughters, our little sisters, and girls. Come join panel discussions about the problems GIRLS are facing. Teen dating, violence, crime and bullying. IT'S ALL ABOUT GIRLS. Bring your daughters, bring your friends.
This is a preview of my documentary "Touch a woman...Touch a rock "on the treatment of women in Congo. They are raped and enslaved by soldiers by the thousands. 50 women in a hospital in Congo sent me letters about what happened to them. Listen and then write Secretary Clinton to put the pressure on to stop the war.
Elaine on T V with New Series Today's Women
Elaine is currently the 5:30 anchor at the NBC affiliate in Albany, New York. For 18 years she has been the education reporter and has reported on students and teachers in the capital region. In 2010 she began covering stories on women. Her weekly segment is called TODAY'S WOMEN and features stories about the impact women are making on their communities and the world. Along with Elaine’s passion for her job is her commitment to her community. She has received numerous community awards, including several from former New York Governor, George Pataki, as well as the recognition of “Elaine Houston Day,” bestowed on her by the mayor of Albany. Click video image to listen to Elaine on television.
Television Anchor Releases Book and Tape
NBC anchor, Elaine Houston in her first book, The Friendships Between Women discusses the power of friendship. This inspiring book, created to raise funds for a village of women in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, features letters from women, in their own words, on the value of their relationships with their girlfriends. In its second printing, the book covers the lives of women struggling with everything from breast cancer, to the loss of a parent, to the struggle of being a female in prison. To order the book, just go to My Products.to view all my available items.
Elaine has turned her poignant book of letters, The Friendships Between Women into a “book on tape.”
Hear the voices of the women, who have shared their poignant stories on the value of friendship, in their own words. Listen to the story of a woman, whose friend helped her find a new life in the U.S. after she survived the war in Rwanda.